Kay Brothers

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"Established in 1890, Kay Brothers is the oldest winery in McLaren Vale still in founding family hands. Kay's are specialist traditional red wine makers utilising grapes from our own 22-hectare Amery Vineyard. The grape varieties grown are Shiraz (including the 1892 Block 6 planting), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d' Avola, Grenache, Mataro and Muscat Blanc. The Kay's winemaking philosophy is to make rich full-bodied fruit-driven wines (using the original Open Fermenters and Basket Press) with a mix of small and medium oak cask maturation." - Kay Brothers

"A traditional winery with a rich history and just over 20ha of priceless old vines; while the white wines have been variable, the red and fortified wines can be very good. Of particular interest is Block 6 Shiraz, made from 120+-year-old vines; both vines and wines are going from strength to strength" - James Halliday

  • Kay Brothers 125th Block 6 Shiraz 2017

    Kay Brothers 125th Block 6 Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 97 POINTS!   "If ever there was an iron fist in a velvet glove this is it, but with one qualification: the iron fist was created by a master sculptor, the wine quite special, and fully deserving its price." - Wine...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2018 1500mL-Magnum

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2018 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    THE FIRST RELEASE OF A HILLSIDE MAGNUM, SIGNED BY THE WINEMAKER COLIN KAY - WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA!     "Alluring aromas of dark purple fruits, black currant, dried herbs followed by earthy notes. The palate is dense and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Cuthbert Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Cuthbert Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    You’d not find many people called Cuthbert these days, much like Gary, in a way. Blackcurrant/blackberry, liquorice, dark mint chocolate, pepper and bread dough. Medium to full-bodied, deep fruit, grainy yet tight tannin, succulent and savoury, with a...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Griffon's Key Grenache 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Griffon's Key Grenache 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Tyson Stelzer 96 Points!   "One of Australia's most sophisticated Grenaches achieves a seamlessly even accrod between exacting varietal definition, gorgeous fragrance, alluring fruit intergrity and, most of all, a powder-fine, mineral tannin...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Wine Business Magazine 96 Points! "The front label boldly declares, "Handpicked from 124 year old vines", a teaser to the seamless complexity and effortless confidence of this lauded label. 2016 goes down among my favourites yet, for its calm...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Basket Press Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Basket Press Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 92 points!“Blackberry and blueberry, spice and aniseed, a lick of vanilla. Full bodied, but kind of smooth with it, dark chocolate and black olives, balanced acidity, and deep fleshy tannin rolling onto the finish. Richness of fruit, grounded...

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  • Kay Brothers 125th Anniversary Sparkling Shiraz N.V.

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers 125th Anniversary Sparkling Shiraz N.V.

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Celebrating 150 Vintages!"The base wine was predominately made up of 2008 Shiraz which was aged in neutral oak for 5 years, some 2007 Hillside was added to the blend before secondary fermentation in bottle via methode champenoise. On disgorging it...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 95+ points!“What can you say about Block 6? I trod through it in April, and it’s quite a site/sight, planted in 1892, rugged old vines, cracking red clay in parts, gravel on the lower sides. Winemaking baton passed from the gifted Andy...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 95 Points! "Dense, meaty, plenty of toasty umami oak, blackberry, liquorice, dried herbs. Full-bodied, well packed and full of flavour, porcini mushroom, black fruits, something a bit ferrous, tightly knit dark chocolate tannin, bold finish...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 95 points!“Asian spices, black fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate and liquorice. Full bodied, deep and savoury, an explosion of dark chocolate, black olive and soy, toasty oak in support, dense ferrous tannin, running to toothsome 85% dark...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Gary Walsh 95+It's silky smooth, rolling with boysenberry, hazelnut and chocolate, nutty spices, coconut, coffee and smoked meat. Full bodied, but not heavy, with a glycerol feel, cool acidity and supple pliant tannin. Flows along beautifully " all umami...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    - Gary Walsh 93+ Points! 'File this under 'How did they do that?'. Much lighter style of Block 6 here and they have risen to meet the road. Oak is less and finesse is more. Red and black fruits, mint chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla, dried herbs, a...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    - Wine Front 95 Points!'Big rich wine with many layers of flavour. Blackberry, truffle, menthol, liquorice, sweet spices, toasted hazelnuts, coconut and vanilla. etc. Deep rolling palate with beautiful graphite tannin, umami and dark sweet fruit...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2010

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 96 points! "Tasted non-blind over two days against 2010 Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz. Same, same, but very different wines. Black fruit, raspberry, pepper, licorice and spice " savoury toasted coconut oak plays a part yet still allows full fruit...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Kay Brothers Hillside Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown 93+ Points!"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Hillside Shiraz shows off a wonderfully expressive nose of black and red cherry compote, stewed red plums, mulberries and wild blueberries with underlying hints of sandalwood, tree...

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